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Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

2019: Ondo, Nasarawa APC adopt indirect primaries

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday in Akure adopted indirect primaries for selection of its candidates for the 2019 elections. The Nasarawa State chapter of the APC also adopted indirect primaries. Both states are governed by the APC. Speaking to journalists after the state…

Buhari with APC Governors

2019: Yobe, Plateau APC adopt indirect primaries; Kebbi, consensus

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe and Plateau states have adopted indirect elections for the party’s primaries to select candidates for the 2019 general elections. The development in Yobe was contained in a letter made available to journalists on Wednesday in Damaturu, signed by the party’s state chairman, Adamu…

APC Secretariat

2019: Adamawa APC stakeholders endorse direct primaries, list merits

Some stakeholders and aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State have endorsed direct primaries as the mode of electing party's candidates for the 2019 general elections. In a letter addressed to the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the stakeholders including former secretary to the government of the federatiom, Babachir…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, other aspirants write Oshiomhole, want direct primaries in Kaduna

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, and some other All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants from the state have said they are in support of direct primaries. In a letter addressed to the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, the aspirants demanded that the direct primary mechanism which the…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Kano 2019: Shekarau disowns aide, denies leaving PDP

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has refuted a claim by his spokesman, Sule Ya'u, that he has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC). In an audio clip repeatedly aired on some radio stations in Kano on Tuesday, Mr Shekarau, a…

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

2019: APC releases timetable; presidential aspirants to pay N45m, governorship N22.5m

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for its primaries ahead of the 2019 general election. In the timetable signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Emmanuel Ibediro, the APC said the activities will commence with the sale of forms from September 5 to 10. This…

Donald duke and the national secretary of the party

UPDATED: Donald Duke dumps PDP, to run for president under SDP

A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has said he would run for the office of Nigerian president on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Mr Duke, a two-term governor of Cross River State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been expected…

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

ANALYSIS: 2019: APC’s ‘adoption’ of direct primaries and its controversies

Controversy has continued to trail the resolution of the latest APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in which direct primaries for elections in the party was deliberated on and adopted. Direct primaries involves the participation of all party members in the selection of party candidates. Indirect primaries, on the other…

Atiku Abubakar in Lagos

2019: Lagos PDP declares support for Atiku

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared its support for the presidential aspiration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. This was contained in a statement by the media office of Mr Abubakar on Monday. Mr Abubakar is vying for the presidential ticket of the PDP…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC announces same website it disowned for membership registration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced an official site for its membership registration. The publicity secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, named www.apcregistration.com as the official site for the registration on Monday to PREMIUM TIMES over a telephone interview. He said the site "had to be disowned as the necessary measures had not…

2019: Fresh crisis rocks APC, officials accused of planning ‘illegal meeting’

Nigeria's ruling party (APC) says it is aware of plans by some of its officials to hold an "illegal meeting" on Sunday. The APC stated this in a statement by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena. The party said the illegal meeting is "with a view to fault the decisions made by…

Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole speaks on Saraki’s presidential declaration

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the declaration to run for the presidency made by Senate President Bukola Saraki has 'vindicated' him. The official said this on Friday in a statement by his chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, after a meeting of leaders of the…

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

UPDATED: APC adopts direct primary for presidential ticket, leaves others open

The All Progressives Congress has adopted direct primaries to choose its presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said this while addressing journalists after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party. The APC first adopted direct primary in choosing its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola,…

From left: National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; APC Chieftain, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the APC National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday (30/8/18). 04715/30/8/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN

UPDATED: APC adopts direct primary for presidential ticket, leaves others open

The All Progressives Congress has adopted direct primaries to choose its presidential candidate for the 2019 election. The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said this while addressing journalists after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party. The APC first adopted direct primary in choosing its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola,…

The APC Caucus meeting [Photo: Novo Isioro]

UPDATED: Buhari, Osinbajo, others attend crucial APC NEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be shining examples in the forthcoming party primaries for the 2019 general election. The president made this known in his speech at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the APC. The NEC meeting was also…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

2019: APC speaks on refusal of Eagle Square to Kwankwaso

Nigeria's ruling party has spoken on the decision of the management of the Eagle Square, a public square in Abuja, to deny an opposition politician use of the facility. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the facility managers denied Rabiu Kwankwaso's request to use the venue despite initially granting approval. The Eagle…

Ganduje chair 63-member campaign committee on Osun election.

Osun 2018: APC names 14 governors, eight ministers, others in campaign committee

The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has inaugurated a 63-member committee to handle the September 22 Osun State governorship election. The Governor of Kano State, Abdulahi Ganduje, was named the chairman of the committee, which has 13 other governors as members. The committee also has eight…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC to decide date for primaries at NEC meeting on Thursday

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said the final decision on the date for the party's primaries will be reached at its NEC meeting on Thursday. The chairman made this known on Tuesday night while addressing journalist at the end of the APC caucus…

Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah-Ahmed

Saraki’s loyalists insist they remain Kwara APC leaders

The dissolved state executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki has petitioned the State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Saleh, over the latter's reception of the state caretaker committee of the party. The caretaker committee headed by Bashir Bolarinwa last week…

2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

2019: I’m PDP’s leading presidential aspirant, won’t leave party – Atiku

A former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has no plans of leaving the opposition PDP and believes he will get the party's presidential ticket for next year's election. Mr Abubakar stated this in a statement by his campaign office on Sunday. "The campaign office of former Vice President…

Bola Tinubu

Tinubu’s statement on Saraki, Tambuwal, Buhari’s ‘800m’ walk, others dominate politics last week

Political activities in Nigeria slowed down a bit last week due to the Eid-el-Kabir celebration for which the federal government declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays. The week had opened with a war of words between the national leader of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and defectors…

National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, (APC), Adams Oshiomhole (m), addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari at the State House Abuja on Monday (23/7/18). With him are Spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 Campaign, Festus Keyamo (L) and former member of the House of Representatives from Birnin-Kudu in Jigawa State. Hon. Farouk Aliyu Adamu. 03946/23/7/18/Ismaila Ibrahim/NAN

APC disowns membership registration site

The All Progressives congress (APC) has distanced itself from a website claiming to be for registration of new members of the ruling party. The party had in a statement last week announced it had commenced the registration of new members and revalidation of existing membership for the purposes of issuance…

ANRP Chairman, Tope Fasua

APC, PDP vehicles for stealing Nigeria’s commonwealth — Presidential aspirant

A presidential aspirant and chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Tope Fasua, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as vehicles driven to gain illegal access to the commonwealth of Nigeria. Mr Fasua said this during an interview at the…

Former Governor Adams Oshiomole

2019: APC denies setting date for primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied releasing dates for its primaries ahead of the 2019 general election. Several reports claimed the ruling party had released its timetable for the primaries. "APC PRIMARIES TO HOLD AS FOLLOWS: State House of Assembly Primaries -15th Sept, 2018, Federal House of Representatives -19th…

Chekwas Okorie

2019: UPP waives nomination fees for youth, women, physically-challenged

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has approved the exemption of payment of nomination fees by Nigerian youth from the age of 30 downwards and the physically challenged, for all elective offices. The party also said female aspirants are exempted from paying such fees. It…